Second Half / Day One: Trump-Kim Summit, Hanoi Vietnam…

The majority of the political engagements between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un will take place early Wednesday morning (U.S. EST). Vietnam is 12 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time.

Wed. Hostage Rescue Schedule and Livestream Below:

  • 5:55am EST / 5:55pm (local) – President Trump departs his hotel en route to the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 6:15am EST / 6:15pm (local) – President Trump arrives at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 6:30am EST / 6:30pm (local) – President Trump participates in a greeting with the Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 6:40am EST / 6:40pm (local) – President Trump participates in a one-on-one conversation with Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 7:00am EST / 7:00pm (local) – President Trump participates in a social dinner with Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 8:35am EST / 8:35pm (local) – President Trump departs the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi en route to his hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 8:55am EST / 8:55pm (local) – President Trump arrives back at his hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Day #1 (Wednesday Local) concludes.

HANOI – The White House said Trump would meet Kim at Hanoi’s French-colonial-era Metropole Hotel at 6:30 p.m. (6:30am U.S. EST), and have a 20-minute one-on-one conversation before a dinner scheduled to last just over an hour and a half.

[…] The two leaders, who seemed to strike up a surprisingly warm relationship at their first summit in Singapore last June, will be accompanied at dinner by two aides and interpreters, the White House said, before they meet again on Thursday. (link)

Dinner Attendees from the United States include:

T.H. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America
1. Secretary Mike Pompeo, Department of State
2. Mr. Mick Mulvaney, Assistant to the President and Acting Chief of Staff
Dr. Yun-hyang Lee, Interpreter

Dinner Attendees from the Democrat People’s Republic of Korea include:

H.E. Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
1. Mr. Kim Yong Chol, Vice Chairman, Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea
2. Mr. Ri Yong Ho, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ms. Sin Hye Yong, Interpreter

Don’t be surprised to see the 6:30pm to 8:30pm time together between President Trump and Chairman Kim get extended; perhaps significantly extended. President Trump has a tendency to engage complex issues simply by cutting through the Gordian knot.

Both advance teams from the U.S. and DPRK have been on the ground in Hanoi for several weeks working out details comfortable to both leaders.



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103 Responses to Second Half / Day One: Trump-Kim Summit, Hanoi Vietnam…

  1. mj_inOC says:

    Prayers for wisdom, discernment, and God’s guidance and protection at this Historic Summit for President Trump and our USA team, by God’s grace.

    Liked by 37 people

  2. Rynn69 says:

    Proud to have the most competent President since Reagan abroad. God Bless President Trump!

    Liked by 9 people

  3. Shop says:

    Considering what happened to Gadaffi after he gave up his nuke program and the assurances given Gorbachev about reduction of NATO forces and missiles on the Russian border, and so many others where the US has completely double-crossed others, it would be completely understandable why Rocket Man may not want to give up his nuclear weapons.

    Trump’s assurances will likely not be honored by his successor.

    Liked by 2 people

    • BobC says:

      So I guess there’s no reason to continue with this pointless effort then?

      Liked by 3 people

      • Tl Howard says:

        No one said that. The fact that leaders from these two countries are talking is a great improvement over the last 60+ years. The fact that no missiles are flying over Japan is a great improvement.

        The Dems would have you and I believe that it’s an all or nothing–that either we get disarmament from the NoKos or Trump is a failure. Do you buy that?

        Liked by 2 people

      • clipe says:

        “So I guess there’s no reason to continue with this pointless effort then?”

        Where did Shop suggest this is a “pointless effort”?

        Liked by 1 person

    • Carson Napier says:

      Trump may need a second term to assure Kim enough to take the chance.

      Liked by 2 people

    • RJ says:

      Shop…I like your thinking if for no other reason than that is what I would expect a democrat to present, for who else but a democrat would blindingly betray the best interests of the United States. Obama and Hillary are just two recent examples of who and what are democrats in today’s world…liars, double-crossers and of course, malignant narcissists!

      Shop…you go boy! As a matter of fact, why not take “point” for this adventure? I like to see our cowards out front, leading the way along the paths of life and death.

      Liked by 8 people

    • budklatsch says:

      And of course, then Senator Obama assured Ukraine to give up their nuclear arsenal and America would guarantee their sovereignty ( except Crimea?)

      Liked by 2 people

    • Matt Musson says:

      But, I expect Trump to begin removing troops immediately. He sees it as an opportunity to save money – like reducing troops in NATO.

      Liked by 1 person

    • MaineCoon says:

      We know for sure China will never de-nuke, but, I believe SD assessed the course for Korea accurately: de-nukes as China needs to save its economy. Yet, China will alwyas have its nukes and NoKo will always be its stepchild, which will end up booming, including tourism like Vietnam

      It’s all a process and China is pivotal. Once this process start, which it has in the diplomacy which no President but P45 could/did or would accomplish, imo, it won’t be stopped, because at that point the ball is in NoKo’s park. Just like VN went forward, so will NoKo. President Trump has turned the focus 180 degrees and it won’t turned back.

      I am extremely hopeful and agree with P45, as long as their isn’t any testing….how many would take an ~3 day to travel to Vietnam? No American. Three…long…long days.

      Koreans/Chineses have a different mindset. President Trump gets it. Most American politicians/pundits don’t and won’t until many years pass and hindsite will give them insight, imho.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Marc says:

      How many times have I seen this exact comment posted here? Cut the crap, trolls.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Lulu says:

      I wouldn’t trust our government on any level. They are currently trying to remove the duly elected President.

      In the last decade, they overthrew Gadaffi and we all got to watch him raped with a bayonet while Hillary Clinton laughed.

      We also tried to hand Egypt over to the muslim brotherhood and Al queda, but they were able to fight back.

      We then tried to remove Assad and as a result funded genocidal maniacs that destroyed Syria and resulted in the torture/enslavement/death of hundreds of thousands of people.

      We also overthrew non-leftist leaders in Latin America.

      We took out the duly elected president of the Ukraine starting a civil war.

      And so much more.

      Frankly, I don’t trust our government not to come after all of us once President Trump is gone.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Disgusted says:

      I am hoping his 2024 successors are right there now with him, Sec. Mulvaney and Sec. Pompao, both of whom you can trust to follow through and beyond into THEIR second term!

      Liked by 4 people

    • Six says:

      With the proximity of China and Russia, both nuclear power countries, I don’t see that will happen with NK. China and Russia will intervene as they did during Vietnam war.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Don Monfort says:

      Trump’s predecessors did nothing to stop North Korea from building nukes. Why should they fear his successors? The potential for getting stabbed in the back is all on our side. There is a good chance that Trump will be succeeded by a weak kneed liberal, who would not have the guts or the inclination to stop NK from rearming.

      Liked by 1 person

    • clipe says:

      Liked by 1 Clipe person. (peoplekind unit in Canadian dollars)


  4. Pyrthroes says:

    In this and other contexts, Trump’s policy of leveraging U.S. economic power –for which he himself can take full credit– is indecently brilliant, to the point where conventional diplo-economic schools seem incapable of penetrating his strategic oeuvre.

    As time goes on, disinterested observers also sense that our 44th President [not double-counting Grover Cleveland] is a true American Original– not only a man of the people in Founders’ mode of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison but also, at his core, a very tough-minded Man of Peace.

    Halfway through his first term, we rate DJT fourth of 41 rateable incumbents (excluding W.H. Harrison, Zachary Taylor, James Garfield), necessarily below Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson but en par with Second Quintile exemplars Andrew Jackson and (yes) Ronald Reagan. In terms of American Constitutional ideals, Founders’ abiding principles, detailed socio-political/economic circumstances support this thesis. For antinomian collectivist/Statists, whose only measure is despotic power, we reply: Go, and sin no more.

    Liked by 8 people

  5. Good morning Vietnam!!!

    Somebody has to say it. 😜😜😜

    Liked by 14 people

  6. Publius2016 says:

    Remember when the rule was any president overseas, the Congress would refrain from political hit jobs??? Obviously with 45, the Swamp goes all in and the Fake News doubles down…Peace is the Prize! 45 knows the American People love results!! Let’s see if 45 can broker the Deal!!!

    Liked by 9 people

    • “We are the rules”
      Personally attacking the president while over seas, demonstrates the arrogance and low character of the “PC shot callers”.
      When you make the rules, edit the rules, apply the rules, and when you can define or redefine correctness, the rules do not apply to you.

      “You are Fired”
      The main reason I selected Trump was because he has the “courage, character, charisma” to bring Truth to PC, and the “advocate media”.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      The rule then presumed that a majority in Congress would always put the interests of the country first, especially over political or personal gain. Those days are gone.

      Liked by 2 people

  7. Dances with Wolverines says:

    Somebody should put a cork in these broadcaster’s mouths.Must be the same fake media as here in America.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Crawler says:

    I gotta agree with Rush, who said the deal was made with Kim before the wheels on Air Force 1 left the U.S. runway. We’ll see.

    On another note, I just read Trump’s tweet he posted about two hours ago:

    “I have now spent more time in Vietnam than Da Nang Dick Blumenthal, the third rate Senator from Connecticut (how is Connecticut doing?). His war stories of his heroism in Vietnam were a total fraud – he was never even there. We talked about it today with Vietnamese leaders!”


    Liked by 14 people

    • MfM says:

      I loved that Tweet of Trump’s.

      Notice he says ‘third rate’ not second rate. Trump has deemed him not really good enough for either of the two seats from Conn. Too bad Dick’s not up for election anytime soon.

      One thing about Trump when he gives a nickname it sticks, and when he expands on it people remember that also. There has been enough joking by conservatives about Trump spending more time than Blumenthal in Vietnam for Trump to take notice.

      Also I don’t think Dick uses that nickname – It’s not on any of his literature, so that’s another dig that many will not even notice.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Why are all the cameras so noisy?
    Do digital cameras have shutters?


  10. Jenevive says:

    IT is interesting for someone who is a a brutal dictator.
    and kills people seemingly on a whim (as we have heard)
    Kim seems very nervous and unsure when greeting POTUS.
    Don;t know if it is just being around POTUS or his lack
    of being on the world stage but just seems odd
    for what we have heard of Kim and his behavior
    that is not what comes across on screen.
    (just watching him and POTUS meeting..)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Alison Wilson says:

      I think that Trump is approaching Kim from the angle of being a father figure for him. A kind of ‘Hey, son, you have so much potential. Don’t let the neighbor bully you any more. You don’t need to do what he wants you to do anymore. I’ll take care of him. But I need you to believe in yourself and see that a leader who is loved is safer than a leader who is feared. I can help you get there.’
      And to China he is saying “Yo, stop being a bully and making Kim do your bidding. We are going to make sure his country is successful so he doesn’t need to rely on your any more.” THAT IS THE PUNH IN THE NOSE THAT TRUMP REFERRED TO IN THE DEBATES!

      Liked by 8 people

    • There have been articles written that suggest Kim has not been the brutal dictator that has been portrayed and that there was propaganda being deployed amid control from China. Truth is scarce as hen’s teeth.

      Liked by 3 people

    • joh doeh says:

      This KIM is not a Dictator but a “dictator by beeing the son”. He does not want this, and knows there is a different world.

      Beeing feared to death by “peasants” is not his goal.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. amwick says:

    I heard that the NOKO people never eat the meals at these events.. hmmmm

    Liked by 2 people

    • tuskyou says:

      I heard the same thing about the food. Supposedly they bring their own food and Kim brings his own toilet cause he doesn’t want anyone to get a stool sample. Everything is tightly controlled. I can’t remember where I heard this but I’m pretty sure it was from SO having the tv on in the background.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. TeaForAll says:

    President Trump is at CENTER STAGE today….

    Liked by 5 people

  13. amwick says:

    Heard on the twitterverse that reporters who shouted Cohen questions at VSGPotus were barred from the dinner afterwards..
    Dear Diary

    Liked by 5 people

  14. Luke of the D says:

    So did President Trump meet with Chairman Kim (aka Little Rocket Man)? The livestream is just a bunch of random news and no actual footage.

    Liked by 1 person

    • deepdivemaga says:

      Yes, they met and were on camera for like 10 minutes, then about an hour later they were in front of the camera at dinner for about another 10 minutes. Trump at the end said to the media that he will see them tomorrow.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Luke of the D says:

      Oh and checking at all my other random sites I like to frequent (Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, American Thinker, Townhall, Daily Caller) and can find nothing at all about this historic summit in Vietnam. It is like no one cares about peace in Korea or return to relations in Vietnam…

      Liked by 2 people

  15. N/k kim has better opportunity for working with President Trump Than chinese Xp president,
    Over 60-80years with china nothing been much improved That still people are living hungry and harder life continues even Today,

    Liked by 2 people

  16. zozz1 says:

    The irony of a small-minded sideshow going on in DC while the President of the United States treads the world stage in Vietnam in an effort to restructure the world political scene in order to make the world a safer place is stunning. While The President is engaged in incredibly sensitive and complex negotiations with major players in shaping the future, the Dems in DC are doing everything in their power to undermine him…and consequently, his negotiations. It is clear that they have no vision beyond destruction of Trump. This is beyond sad; it is exceedingly dangerous. We can only pray that The President will continue to rise above these slings and arrows, and that he will be successful.

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Linda K says:

    If North Korea becomes a wealthy nation, like South Korea, there is some likelihood that Kim will be able to stay in power. If he decides to horde everything for himself, he will fail.
    Ghadaffi was a reasonable leader for Libya ,he kept it together. Hillary and the dem’s foreign policy in taking him out and gloating about it, never made sense and the result was disaster for Chris Stevens and the United States.
    Hopefully, Trump will succeed here and North and South Korea will form an alliance that benefits this once united country.

    Liked by 3 people

  18. MIKE says:

    One man, in less than two and a half years, has brought us closer to an amicable resolution and the de-nuclearization of two asian despotic nations, with the brilliant Trump Doctrine, than all of the swamp combined could muster up in over fifty years, give or take.
    That is the reality the swamp is trying to conceal.

    Liked by 5 people

  19. H. Hawke says:

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    • MfM says:

      Does anyone really think that we would have seen Hillary walking up those stairs?

      Of course she never would have been in talks with NK, but those stairs show just how healthy Trump is. It was reassuring to hear Dr. Conley write after Trump’s physical “I am happy to announce the President of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his Presidency, and beyond.”

      Liked by 2 people

  20. My president is killing me………………………….

    Liked by 5 people

  21. H. Hawke says:

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  22. H. Hawke says:

    • Just a reminder of Oversight Committee members.

    • Elijah Cummings, Maryland, Chairman
    • Carolyn Maloney, New York
    • Eleanor Holmes Norton, District of Columbia
    • Lacy Clay, Missouri
    • Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts
    • Jim Cooper, Tennessee
    • Gerry Connolly, Virginia
    • Raja Krishnamoorthi, Illinois
    • Jamie Raskin, Maryland
    • Harley Rouda, California
    • Katie Hill, California, Vice Chair
    • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida
    • John Sarbanes, Maryland
    • Peter Welch, Vermont
    • Jackie Speier, California
    • Robin Kelly, Illinois
    • Mark DeSaulnier, California
    • Brenda Lawrence, Michigan
    • Stacey Plaskett, U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Ro Khanna, California
    • Jimmy Gomez, California
    • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York
    • Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts
    • Rashida Tlaib, Michigan

    • Jim Jordan, Ohio, Ranking Member
    • Justin Amash, Michigan
    • Paul Gosar, Arizona
    • Virginia Foxx, North Carolina
    • Thomas Massie, Kentucky
    • Mark Meadows, North Carolina
    • Jody Hice, Georgia
    • Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin
    • James Comer, Kentucky
    • Michael Cloud, Texas
    • Bob Gibbs, Ohio
    • Clay Higgins, Louisiana
    • Ralph Norman, South Carolina
    • Chip Roy, Texas

    Liked by 1 person

    • Luke of the D says:

      You know, I remember all the nothing that came from the House Oversight Committee from 2016-2018 when Republicans were in control and I just cannot seem to put my finger on ANYTHING that came about from those meetings. It is like they did not happen… or simply do not matter. I simply cannot come up with a reason to be worried about these worthless House committees.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Somebody says:

      Is that the entire list? When R’s were in charge there were 23 R’s and 21 D’s. This reflects 24 D’s and 14 R’s.

      So when the R’s were in charge there were 44 members almost evenly split, now there are 38 and D’s outnumber R’s almost 2 to 1.

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Congress need to remove some sanctions on NK in order for Kim to move forward with denuclearization! Congress is working against POTUS! They totally want our President to fail!

    Liked by 1 person

    • No. Big mistake. That is how we get trapped into years and years of giving and not getting………..Congress/President need to threatneed to ramp up the sanctions if NK doesn’t show signs of movement in giving up nukes……..just the opposite response to what you suggest.

      Liked by 2 people

      • We have had these sanctions for decades! Nothing happened. What do you expect anything if we don’t work with them! China control must remove their control on Kim. I did not suggest to remove all but a few! We can always put them back on!. I trust Trump!

        Liked by 1 person

        • No. The Trump sanctions are much more severe and punishing to the NOKO regime……..

          And all prior administrations gave NoKo economic / aid incentives and got nothing in return.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Luke of the D says:

            Sanctions should only be removed with demonstratively substantive concessions from NoKo. To remove the sanctions now after some words were spoken would be a mistake. Sanctions are a tool. To throw away the tool before the job is complete makes no sense.

            Liked by 2 people

  24. StanH says:

    This what matters.


  25. Dora says:

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  26. Dora says:

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  27. MIKE says:

    LMBBO….Da Nang Dick done deemed dinky dau by the Don.
    excellent tweet, Dai uy.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. recoverydotgod says:

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  29. JMC says:

    Asian News now reporting that Vietnam has signed a deal with PDJT to purchase $20.9 Billion worth of Boeing commercial jets.

    Liked by 6 people

  30. zozz1 says:

    Here’s another thought: it occurs to me that one of Trump’s necessary goals is to “de-pariah” Kim. While Trump is demonized for giving Kim a place on the world stage, how can anyone expect Kim to engage if he is shunned and not “allowed out in public”? The fact is, Kim’s nuclear weapons are not a threat in the same way that Russia’s are…or that Hitler’s would have been. Kim has no shot at “taking over the world”, but the weapons do give him a defensive posture.

    By welcoming Kim onto the stage, Trump is doing something that China cannot do, and for all of China’s “close relationship” with Kim, what has N. Korea really gained from it? Economically, NK is a shambles. China has simply been using Kim. Trump is cleverly enticing Kim to join the rest of the world as an economic power, not as a military power. Instead of spending precious resources on weaponry, spend some on enabling development of condos and resorts on the beaches. Turn the weapons factories into electronics factories. Kim has to be contemplating the question of the reason China has not encouraged NK to become an economic powerhouse…instead of keeping NK in chains.

    We shall see how successful Trump’s approach will be, but I’d wager that Kim is a bit tired of NK’s being a pariah state totally dependent on China. Trump is showing him what the world looks like, and I suspect Kim wants to be part of that world. I wonder if their next meeting will be at Mar-a-Lago? Perhaps Kim will be thinking, “Well, if it’s good enough for Xi, why isn’t it good enough for me?”

    This is a fascinating drama, and it is too bad that so many are missing it…

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  31. Troublemaker10 says:

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  32. smiley2 says:

    “…a man’s mouth is his destruction…”

    …especially in a trap.

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  33. H. Hawke says:

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